sustaining program


noun

a radio or television program without a commercial sponsor.

Nearby words

  1. sustained yield,
  2. sustained-action tablet,
  3. sustained-release,
  4. sustainer,
  5. sustaining pedal,
  6. sustenance,
  7. sustentacular,
  8. sustentacular cell,
  9. sustentaculum,
  10. sustentation

Origin of sustaining program

An Americanism dating back to 1930–35

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British Dictionary definitions for sustaining program

sustaining program

noun

US and Canadian a television or radio programme promoted by the broadcasting network or station itself and not by a commercial sponsor
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